Monday, January 14, 2013

Happily Ever After Arch - Tando Creative Blog Hop


It's time for another Tando Creative Product Focus Blog Hop!  The product from the Tando range featured in this hop is Arches. The fabulous Tando Design Team members have created stunning projects using these products. If you leave a comment on every blog in the hop you will be entered into the prize draw to win some of these arches! If you have arrived here from Kaz's Blog, you're on the right track.  If you're visiting my blog today for another reason, and you would like a chance to win some fabulous Tando Creative chipboard, please join the hop and start back at the Tando Creative Blog.

I used a Gothic Arch Layered Frame. I covered the inner arch with a photo of my Great, Great-Grandparents on their wedding day, which I transferred onto a piece of muslin.


I had a great time altering the arch frame!  I started by painting the frame with a coat of gold paint.  Once the paint was dry, I applied a generous amount of Extra Heavy Gel to the frame and added glitter, glass beads and lace.  I then added more gold color with Antique Brass Glimmer Mist and Rich Gold Pinata Color Alcohol Ink.  I allowed the frame to dry overnight before I finished embellishing the arch with rhinestones, flowers and a sentiment sticker.  I highlighted several areas of the arch with Gesso to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today!  You have until Sunday to complete the hop. The next stop on the hop is Gez's Blog. Here is a complete list of the hop participants in case you get lost along the way:

Tando Creative, Carol, Katherine, Kaz, Dana{You Are Here}, Gez, Irit, Karen, Caro, Tando Creative


Supplies: Arch: Tando Creative; Sticker: Little Yellow Bicycle; Flowers: Prima; Rhinestones: Want 2 Scrap; Lace: Prima; Glass Beads: Cousin; Glitter: Martha Stewart; Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels; Pinata Color: Jaquard; Extra Heavy Gel: Golden; Multi-Medium: Ranger; Gesso: Golden; Paint Pen: Zig; Other: Muslin

11 comments:

  1. WOW!!!! how wonderful to have created such a wonderful piece using your great great grand parents as the main feature. This is a beautiful arch and the photo on muslin (great idea ) deserves such a gorgeous frame to display it. Thanks for sharing it. This is my first blog hop am still going in the right directio!! No SAT NAV...tee hee
    Carol tadden

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  2. Hoping you got my comments on this beautiful piece! Have checked back and its not appeared. Apologies if you now get two.
    Carol Tadden

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  3. This is so pretty Dana, I love all the texture on the frame x

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  4. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! that frame look soooo pretty with all the beading on it! Fabulous work xxx

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  5. Wow, Dana - your jewel-encrusted arch is simply sensational, and I love the photo of your Great great grandparents, especially transferred onto fabric - amazing work!
    Alison x

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  6. I've no idea how you transferred the photo onto the muslin but it sure looks good. The frame compliments the photo beautifully.

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  7. This is gorgeous. love all the embellishments you added!

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  8. What a fantastic way of displaying a photo. That would make a fantastic gift. Like the vintage feel of the frame. It nicely compliments the photo

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  9. Wow, this is a gorgeous piece!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  10. This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee all those pearls!! WOW!

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  11. ooh wow, This is amazing! I love all the embellishing - fabulous. The photo is gorgeous. I am definitely going to have a go at one of these, thank you for the inspiration! xx

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